Fateful Finality

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Following “King Of Torture” (2011) and “Battery” (2015 / Steamhammer), FATEFUL FINALITY have taken a big step forward in their very own interpretation of thrash metal on their third album “Mankind”. Ruthlessly, the twelve songs plus an intro and a bonus track (“Plaque In The Rain”) boom out of the loudspeakers. The band doesn’t bother to create lengthy and complicated arrangements, but cuts right to the chase of each song with no time to take a breath.

Nevertheless, there remains enough room for driving solos and shifts of tempos providing the songs with their own necessary dynamics. And yet, the vocals don’t need to hide behind the phat overall sound but seem to fuel the musical foundation.At the end of the album the band surprises with the wonderful bonus track “Plaque In The Rain” which turns out to be an emotional as well as powerful ballad and – being in contrast to the other songs – presents a perfect ending to a gripping thrash metal tour de force.

After several festival gigs this summer the band will go on tour in autumn / winter 2017 / 18 and will certainly whip not only the die-hard genre fans into a frenzy.

Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 188 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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